Ikebukero's Pokemon Center ポケモンセンター池袋
Gotta Buy 'Em All!
A new store for fans of the Pokemon franchise opened its doors in late 2014 in Ikebukuro's Sunshine City shopping center in Tokyo.
Sunshine City is definitely becoming more and more the place to visit for tv show, comic and gaming fans. It already has the largest Animate store and an Evangelion Shop, not to mention the Shonen Jump Theme Park (dedicated to your favorite manga heroes). It was in December 2014 that the Pokemon Store was added, a real treat for the many aficionados of Pokemon.
Pokemon paradise!Video games, cartoons, card games, manga... the word 'pokemon' encompasses a wide range of products. The franchise has had - and continues to experience - huge popularity all around the world. Its universe is populated by Pokemon (an English contraction of pocket monsters), creatures with extraordinary powers which must be collected. The most well-known of them all is Pikachu, a kind of electric yellow mouse, the hero's companion.
Not to be missed
The Pokemon Centre Mega Tokyo is there to make it big. Immerse yourself amongst in the world of Pokemon, from both the games and cartoons. You will find absolutely everything in terms of merchandise and Pokemon games: stuffed animals, figurines, drawings, clothing, snacks, jewelry, and more. You can even download Camp Pokemon, a game/guide for beginners who have just arrived in Ikebukuro.
Expect crowds at the store as it's still fairly new, and all otaku (fans) from Japan - and outside of Japan! - are still discovering it.